Fred Springer’s South African Railways

The South African Railways album is now online featuring nearly two hundred photographs from our Fred M. Springer Collection. Here, a photographer goes to great lengths to capture the image of South African Railway steam locomotives nos. 1007 and 1056 crossing the Malgaaten Bridge in Western Cape, South Africa, on March 21, 1995.

View the entire album: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/south-african-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

Fred Springer’s Scandinavian Railways

Another album with selections of Scandinavian railways from the Center’s Fred M. Springer Collection has been uploaded. Covering Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, Fred captured them all including this Danish State Railways electric locomotive no. 467 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 2, 1989.

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

John Bjorklund’s Western Pacific Railroad

Another album from our John F. Bjorklund Collection with images of the Western Pacific Railroad has been uploaded. Here is a westbound Western Pacific Railroad freight train at Williams Loop in Spring Garden, California, on July 22, 1982.

View all the selections, which also include McCloud River Railroad and Camas Prairie Railroad at our website: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/bjorklund/western-pacific

Bjorklund Collection Overview

  • Gift of Rose Bjorklund
  • 55,000 color slides
  • 1960s to 2000s
  • Coverage spans the United States and Canada

 

 

Fred Springer’s Middle Eastern Railways

The Center has just uploaded selections from our Fred M. Springer Collection featuring the railways of the Middle East. Included is this view of the Hedjaz Jordan Railway 2-8-2 steam locomotive no. 71 rounding a curve as observers standby in Amman, Jordan, on July 15, 1991.

View the entire album at our website: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/springer/middle-eastern-railways

Springer Collection Overview

  • Gift of Fred and Dale Springer
  • 8,000 B&W negatives
  • 50,000 color slides
  • 1940s to 2000s
  • Coverage includes six inhabited continents, and especially the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America

 

John Bjorklund’s Milwaukee Road (West)

The Center is proud to feature the second round of Milwaukee Road selections, focusing on the west, from our John F. Bjorklund Collection. They include this unique view of a Milwaukee Road coal train in Gascoyne, North Dakota, on July 10, 1980.

View the entire album and more from the collection at our website: www.railphoto-art.org/collections/bjorklund/milwaukee-road-west

Bjorklund Collection Overview

  • Gift of Rose Bjorklund
  • 55,000 color slides
  • 1960s to 2000s
  • Coverage spans the United States and Canada